Swainson, William, 1789-1855

Prominent natural historian and botanist who, after a career of scientific literary work, emigrated to New Zealand 1841, settling in the Hutt Valley. His home was named Hawkshead. Left for Australia, working for the NSW government 1851/52, then moving to Victoria 1852/53 and Tasmania 1853/54. Returned to New Zealand and the Hutt Valley 1854.

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Date: 1820 - 1835 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-182-q Description: William Swainson's drawings of birds of Chile Other Titles - Ornithological drawings [cover title] Quantity: 10 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil, ...
Date: 1835 - 1837 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-052-2 Description: Drawing showing the head and upper body of the variegated, or crested plantain-eater. Original drawing for Plate 20 in `The Naturalist's Library. Ornitholog...
Date: 1841 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-072 Description: Drawing showing a flower stem and leaves of the green-coloured orchid (catasetum). The flower stem is drawn beside the foliage with a x indicating the point ...
Date: 1816 - 1818 By: Abbot, John, 1751-1840; Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust Ref: B-123-001/006 Description: Intended as a first fascicle of a complete publication of the set of 103 watercolours "Original drawings of Insects" by John Abbot, 1816 or 1818, commissione...
Date: 1854 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s; Swainson, Edwin Newcombe, 1833-1913 Ref: A-189-001 Description: A dracena, resembling a young cabbage tree, drawn in red crayon Likely to have been drawn on the artist's travel between Hobart and Wellington, via Nelson, ...
Date: 1811 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s Ref: A-187-024 Description: Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pen and wash sketch, 6.5 x 12.2 ins
Date: 1811 - 1809 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s Ref: A-187-020 Description: Shows Cape Ali, not Cape Scaletti. Date may be 1809 Title in hand of William Swainson's son William John Swainson. Other Titles - Cape Scaletti.. Quanti...
Date: 1814 By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Leeper, Janet, active 1960s Ref: A-187-018 Description: Inscriptions: Verso - Moorish Water Tower-Cape of Ali near Scaletta, Val Demone, Sicily, 1814. Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil drawing...
Date: 1815 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-074 Description: On the right a stem of ophrys apifera showing the leaves and three flowers; in watercolour showing the chestnut brown mid-lobe with creamy yellow markings n...
Date: 1819-1885, 1938 By: Swainson family Ref: 85-067 Description: Letters to William Swainson in England from John Parkes, Sir William Hooker and others. Also genealogical charts of the Strickland and Crompton families, an...
Date: 1837 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-048-1 Description: Side view of a finch [?] perched on a branch Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - Artist's initials and date in pencil Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical ...
Date: 1847 - 1920 - 1930 By: Cowan, James Robson, 1918-2006; Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: A-138-066 Description: Fort Richmond in the Hutt Valley On verso of letterhead paper of Department of Internal Affairs, Maori Wars History Section, Wellington. Sketches of battle...
Date: 1810-1855, 1879 By: Swainson family Ref: MSY-6859-6862 Description: Includes journals of William Swainson kept while on travels to Brazil (1816-1818), Italy, Sicily & Greece (1810-1815) and France (1828) Also material relatin...
Date: 1816-1818, 1828, [1874] From: Swainson, William John 1824-1887 : Swainson family letters Ref: MSX-8848 Description: Transcriptions of William Swainson's journal of his travel to Brazil as a member of Henry Koster expedition 1816-1818; journal of tour of Lake Country and Sc...
Date: 1828 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-048-2 Description: Side view of green finch drawn from life. The bird is perched on a branch. Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - Title in ink and pencil Quantity: 1 drawin...
Date: 1815 - 1822 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-075-1 Description: An orchid plant showing the roots, foliage at the base and single stem with three flowers. The artist has painted one flower to show the pink, green and purp...
Date: 1815 - 1822 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-076 Description: An orchid plant showing the roots, tuberoid, foliage at the base, and single stem with three flowers. Other Titles - Ophrys vernixia Inscriptions: Recto - ...
Date: 1830 - 1835 From: Mantell, Gideon Algernon 1790-1852 :Scrapbook. [ca 1810-1840] By: Swainson, William, 1789-1855 Ref: E-295-q-051-3 Description: The bird has dull green plummage on its back and tail and upper part of the wings. The underbelly is bright blue. The wings are grey and the short tail feath...
Date: 1849 - 1850 From: British Library. Department of Manuscripts :Drawings and sketches illustrative of New Zealand. 1845-1853. [Additional Manuscript 19953. File prints]. By: Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854; Swainson, William, 1789-1855; Swainson, George Frederick, 1829-1870 Ref: E-143-025 Description: Two views on one page. The upper view is a small lithograph of the farm of William Swainson at Lower Hutt, lithographed from a drawing by him, by his son G ...
Date: 1839-1886 From: Australian Joint Copying Project : Miscellaneous Series microfilm Ref: Micro-MS-Coll-20-2281 Description: Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).